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Researchers at MIT’s Media Lab (specifically in the biomechatronics group) have developed an experimental ankle prosthesis. The device mechanics are modeled on the human ankle and is powered to provide the same sort of propulsion that the natural joint does. The researchers hope to have lighter and more powerful commercial versions available next year.

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